The RubberBandits are a comedy hip-hop duo from Limerick City, Ireland. Primarily a stage act, they have performed throughout Ireland, at such events as The Electric Picnic and the Bulmers International Comedy Festival, and have played with The Alabama Three, Super Extra Bonus Party and Ice Cube. Their music is primarily distributed through the internet, or by bootleg discs, although a number of their tracks have been issued on a limited edition eponymous album.
Skillz (formerly Mad Skillz, born Donnie Shaquan Lewis in Richmond, Virginia) is an African-American rapper. Known as a talented freestyle rapper, Skillz has not received widespread acclaim outside of the hip-hop community, but within it is considered one of its best performers. He first made a name for himself by finishing in second place in a national freestyle competition in 1995, which resulted in a recording contract with Atlantic Records. Skillz' Atlantic debut, From Where???, and its single, The Nod Factor, were released in 1996, but sank without a trace.
Josie Lawrence is an improvisor, comedienne and singer. She is one of the Comedy Store players and has done stints in many musicals as well as various dramatic roles in film and televsion.
Nathan Penlington (born in Rhyl, North Wales), is a poet, writer, live literature producer and magician. His work has appeared on stage, in print and on the radio. Nathan Penlington currently performs at venues and festivals across the UK, Europe and the USA, and has shared stages with performers such as John Cooper Clarke, Ricky Gervais and Phill Jupitus. His performances fuse comedy, storytelling and magic with writing that led Robert Newman to describe him as "a natural performer, witty, inventive...
The Bonzo Dog Band were the brainchild of a British art-school set of the 1960s. Part jazz band, part psychedelic rockers, the Bonzos came to the attention of a broader British public through a television comedy, Do Not Adjust Your Set, which starred future Monty Python members Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Jones. The Bonzos released several albums but only had one major hit, I'm The Urban Spaceman, which was produced by Paul McCartney under the pseudonym Apollo C. Vermouth.
Matt Berry (born 1974 in Bromham, Bedfordshire) is a British actor, writer and musician known for his deep, booming voice and a grand, rather rogueish but charming manner. He first appeared on British television in the comedy series Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, where he portrayed the dual role of fictional '80s actor Todd Rivers who plays the part of Dr. Lucien Sanchez in the main body of the show.
Tenacious D (often referred to as "The D" and sometimes introduced as "The Greatest Band in the world. Period.") is an American satirical rock duo formed by musicians and actors Kyle Gass and Jack Black in Los Angeles, California in 1994. Their music fuses vulgar absurdist comedy with rock music in a style that critics have described as "mock rock". The band first gained reputation in 1999, starring in a self-titled HBO TV series.
Stephen K. Amos is a British stand-up comedian. A regular on the London comedy circuit, he is a highly regarded compere, as well as a skillful act in his own right. He has attended the Edinburgh Fringe Festival every year since his debut solo show in 2001.He has performed stand-up at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival every year since 2003, after making his début in 2001. 2006 was arguably his busiest Fringe to date.